Eaton County Veterans Eviction/Foreclosure Prevention and Meijer Voucher Program
Eaton County has received grant funding from the Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency (MVAA) to assist veterans residing in Eaton County with eviction and foreclosure prevention services. Qualifying veterans may be eligible to receive up $1,500 for eviction prevention or up to $5,000 for foreclosure prevention. If awarded, grant funds would be used to pay delinquent rent, mortgage payments, or delinquent tax bills to prevent a veteran from being evicted from their home. Program participants are required to be Veterans, must meet 80% area median income limits, have an eviction notice or summons and/or documentation of foreclosure status from their lender or Eaton County Treasurer’s office. Veterans will also be required to participate in brief budget and/or foreclosure counseling and be willing to apply for other funding sources if available such as the Michigan Department of Health and Human Service (MDHHS) or the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund (MVTF). All funds must be expended prior to September 30, 2021.
Additionally, Eaton County has been awarded Meijer vouchers which will be available to qualifying veterans residing in Eaton County to purchase food, paper products, laundry and household cleaning products, health and beauty care items, and pet food. Vouchers can only be redeemed at Meijer stores and can only be used once. All vouchers expire on September 30, 2021.
If you wish to apply for the Veterans Eviction/Foreclosure Prevention Program and/or the Meijer Voucher Program, please visit fill out Emergency Relief Application (see below). Applications (with attachments) may be returned by e-mail or mail to Tom Lewis, Eaton County Veteran Service Officer, 1045 Independence Blvd, Charlotte MI 48813 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please call or e-mail Tom Lewis, Eaton County Veteran Service Officer, with any questions (517) 543-3740.
About the Veterans Services Program
Veterans of the U.S. Armed forces are entitled to certain benefits that reflects the pride and gratitude our country has for its veterans. The Eaton County Veterans Services Office is an advocate for the veterans and their dependents who reside in Eaton County. We can provide assistance to veterans and their dependents regarding:
- Death benefits
We also assist veterans and their dependents in obtaining important documentation needed to apply for benefits.
Important Things a Veteran Should Know
There are several documents and other information a veteran and his/her spouse should obtain and keep in a safe place because the documents will be needed when applying for any benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs or the Social Security Administration, including the following:
- Birth certificates or adoption decrees of children
- Copy of your marriage license as issued by the County Clerk’s Office
- Divorce decree for prior marriage for self or current spouse, if a divorce decree is not available, the name of the previous spouse, date of divorce and place where the divorce was granted are needed
- Non-Service Connected (NSC) – Pension benefit, must have 90 days of active duty with one day of war time period
- Original discharge or D.D.-214, if you have the original, it is recommended you file it on record at the Eaton County Clerk’s Office
- Social Security numbers for the veteran and current spouse